Gloaming Stakes

The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Rose Stakes Day each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival as a lead-up to the VRC Derby.

2021 Gloaming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Head Of State
  • 2nd: #6 Profound
  • 3rd: #15e Benaud



The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival in late September.

The Gloaming Stakes is run under set weights conditions over 1800m and is only open to three-year-olds, offering $200,000 in total prize money.

The Gloaming Stakes is held on Golden Rose Stakes Day alongside four other Group status spring races. These include the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), $400,000 Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) and the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for possible Epsom Handicap contenders the following Saturday at Randwick.

One of the major lead up events to the Gloaming Stakes field is the Group 3 Newcastle Spring Stakes (1600m) run the Friday before Golden Rose Day, while the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) a fortnight earlier at the Rosehill track is another key preparatory race for Gloaming Stakes-bound three-year-olds.

Many of the more successful runners in the Gloaming Stakes go on to challenge the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m). Often, horses will contend the Gloaming Stakes before heading south to target Flemington’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2017 Ace High took out the Gloaming Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes – VRC Derby treble.

Shadow Hero (2019) was the last horse to do the Gloaming Stakes – Spring Champion double.

The 2021 Gloaming Stakes ran on Saturday September 25, 2021 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Head Of State. 

Gloaming Stakes
Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
Racecourse: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 1800m
Conditions: Three-year-olds at Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000

2021 Gloaming Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Head Of State
  • 2nd: #6 Profound
  • 3rd: #15e Benaud

The Chris Waller-trained Head Of State ($5.50) mowed down Profound to score a narrow victory in the 2021 Gloaming Stakes results and finally get jockey James McDonald in the winners’ stall at the Golden Rose meeting.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 HEAD OF STATE Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56.5kg $5.50
2 6 PROFONDO Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 0.38L 5 56.5kg $4.60F
3 15e BENAUD John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 4.05L 10 56.5kg $21
4 4 ALEGRON James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4.11L 9 56.5kg $9
5 10 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins 5.01L 1 56.5kg $61
6 14 STRAY Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 5.01L 14 54.5kg (cd 55kg) $31
7 12 NOTIONS Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 5.71L 2 54.5kg $11
8 3 ARNAQUEUR Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire 6.89L 12 56.5kg $11
9 11 SATIRICAL GLORY John Sargent Sam Clipperton 6.9L 11 56.5kg $101
10 1 SUBTERRANEAN Matthew Dunn Nash Rawiller 7.23L 4 56.5kg $8.50
11 7 ALL MACHIAVELLIAN Gregory Hickman Jason Collett 7.5L 13 56.5kg $26
12 8 AKAHATA (NZ) Bjorn Baker Glen Boss 7.57L 8 56.5kg $31
13 9 FRENCH EMPEROR David Payne Tim Clark 8.77L 3 56.5kg $6
14 5 DARK REBEL Edward Cummings Brock Ryan (a) 8.85L 7 56.5kg $31
16e MONEY FROM THE SKY Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 0
13 ACHIRA Lee & Cherie Curtis James Innes Jnr 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Gloaming Stakes Betting

The updated Gloaming Stakes 2021 odds and Group 3 betting market links to the Rosehill racing markets online at Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

Shadow Hero ($2.90 in 2019) and Love Tap ($1.70 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Gloaming Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Gloaming Stakes Field

The Gloaming Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances and barrier draw are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading up to race day. Horses may come into the Gloaming Stakes field via earlier Group status Sydney Spring Racing Carnival races for three-year-olds or be stepping up in class for their first black-type test of the season.

A capacity line-up of potential Group 1-bound three-year-olds will do battle in the 2021 Gloaming Stakes field including Profondo coming off a winning debut and the Chris Waller-trained Head Of State. 

  • Scratched: #13 Achira (16); #16 Money From The Sky (6)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x53185x438 SUBTERRANEAN Matthew Dunn Nash Rawiller 4 56.5kg 75
2 5x10x652 HEAD OF STATE Chris Waller James McDonald 7 56.5kg 69
3 147×144 ARNAQUEUR Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire 13 56.5kg 67
4 5x025x15 ALEGRON James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 56.5kg 66
5 108×76 DARK REBEL Edward Cummings Brock Ryan (a) 8 56.5kg 65
6 1 PROFONDO Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 5 56.5kg 65
7 9×311 ALL MACHIAVELLIAN Gregory Hickman Jason Collett 14 56.5kg 63
8 75239×143 AKAHATA (NZ) Bjorn Baker Glen Boss 9 56.5kg 62
9 31 FRENCH EMPEROR David Payne Tim Clark 3 56.5kg 62
10 160×583 PATTON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins 1 56.5kg 61
11 7×81 SATIRICAL GLORY John Sargent Sam Clipperton 12 56.5kg 56
12 6121 NOTIONS Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 2 54.5kg 64
13 43×20 ACHIRA Lee & Cherie Curtis James Innes Jnr 16 54.5kg
14 4×49 STRAY Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 15 54.5kg
15e 1 BENAUD John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 11 56.5kg 57
16e 29 MONEY FROM THE SKY Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 6 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Gloaming Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Gloaming Stakes nominations are taken by Racing NSW on the Monday leading-up to Golden Rose Stakes Day with the full list of early entries to be published below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x53185x438 SUBTERRANEAN C 3 Matthew Dunn 1 56.5kg 75
2 8151113 ROYALZEL C 3 Gary Portelli 2 56.5kg 82
3 388×31 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3 56.5kg 69
4 10×7 CELESTIAL FURY (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 4 56.5kg 65
5 5x10x652 HEAD OF STATE C 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 69
6 147×144 ARNAQUEUR C 3 Jean Dubois 6 56.5kg 67
7 75239×143 AKAHATA (NZ) C 3 Bjorn Baker 7 56.5kg 62
8 5x025x15 ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings 8 56.5kg 66
9 108×76 DARK REBEL C 3 Edward Cummings 9 56.5kg 65
10 9×311 ALL MACHIAVELLIAN G 3 Gregory Hickman 10 56.5kg 63
11 6121 NOTIONS F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 11 54.5kg 64
12 160×583 PATTON C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 56.5kg 61
13 12 FOOTLIGHTS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 56.5kg 63
14 31 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings 14 56.5kg 64
15 43×20 ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 15 54.5kg
16 1 PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt 16 56.5kg 65
17 31 FRENCH EMPEROR G 3 David Payne 17 56.5kg 62
18 7×81 SATIRICAL GLORY G 3 John Sargent 18 56.5kg 56
19 4×49 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 19 54.5kg
20 1 BENAUD C 3 John O’Shea 20 56.5kg 57
21 29 MONEY FROM THE SKY C 3 Mark Newnham 21 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Gloaming Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1978, the Gloaming Stakes has an extensive history of exciting racing and tight results. The Gloaming Stakes is named after Gloaming, who along with Desert Gold previously held the Australasian record of 19 successive wins. Out of 67 starts, Gloaming won 57 and came second 9 times.

The Gloaming Stakes has had a relatively stable history in terms of race location and status. Because of its set weights status and restriction to three year olds, the Gloaming Stakes has long held an important place in NSW racing as a major event to watch and a fertile breeding ground of young black-type winners.

Notable Gloaming Stakes winners include Sky Chase (1987), Tie The Knot (1997), So You Think (2009), It’s A Dundeel (2012) and that year’s Spring Champion Stakes / VRC Derby double winner Ace High (2017). Gloaming Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Gloaming Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Gloaming Stakes
1st Head Of State 1 minute 50.04 seconds
2nd Profound
3rd Benaud
2020
Gloaming Stakes
1st Love Tap 1 minute 48.89 seconds
2nd Street Dancer
3rd Bucharest
2019
Gloaming Stakes
1st Shadow Hero 1 minute 49.10 seconds
2nd Subedar
3rd Quick Thinker
2018
Gloaming Stakes
1st Thinkin’ Big 1 minute 50.28 seconds
2nd Tarka
3rd Irukandji
2017
Gloaming Stakes
1st Ace High 1 minute 50.82 seconds
2nd Sanctioned
3rd Coral Coast
2016
Gloaming Stakes
1st Veladero 1 minute 50.2 seconds
2nd Honeywine
3rd Prized Icon
2015
Gloaming Stakes
1st Vanbrugh 1 minutre 49.6 seconds
2nd Tatoosh
3rd Man Of Choice
2014
Gloaming Stakes
1st Sweynesse 1 minute 49.5 seconds
2nd Diamond Valores
3rd Pounamu
2013
Gloaming Stakes
1st Complacent 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Savvy Nature
3rd Drago
2012
Gloaming Stakes
1st It’s A Dundeel 1 minute 50.6 seconds
2nd Honorius
3rd Lunar Rise
2011
Gloaming Stakes
1st Strike The Stars 1 minute 49.0 seconds
2nd Doctor Doom
3rd King’s Pact
2010
Gloaming Stakes
1st Retrieve 1 minute 48.2 seconds
2nd Erewhon
3rd Praecido
2009
Gloaming Stakes
1st So You Think 1 minute 50.8 seconds
2nd Gathering
3rd Heraklion
2008
Gloaming Stakes
1st Predatory Pricer 1 minute 51.9 seconds
2nd Stalingrad
3rd Fight And Defend
2007
Gloaming Stakes
1st Race Not Run
2nd
3rd
2006
Gloaming Stakes
1st All Black Gold 1 minute 49.2 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Sermon
2005
Gloaming Stakes
1st Pendragon 1 minute 50.4 seconds
2nd Power Of Destiny
3rd Duelled
2004
Gloaming Stakes
1st Al Maher 1 minute 49.3 seconds
2nd Savabeel
3rd Outback Prince
2003
Gloaming Stakes
1st Tsuimai 1 minute 49.6 seconds
2nd Terracotta Bay
3rd Square One
2002
Gloaming Stakes
1st Maskerado 1 minute 57.0 seconds
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Sportsman
2001
Gloaming Stakes
1st Courvoisier 1 minute 49.7 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Silk Veil
2000
Gloaming Stakes
1st Go Bint 1 minute 59.4 seconds
2nd Dandify
3rd Danachenka

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